kaffirboom

noun

Southern African a former, taboo name for Erythrina caffra, now known as coral tree

Nearby words

  1. kaffir,
  2. kaffir beer,
  3. kaffir corn,
  4. kaffir lily,
  5. kaffir lime,
  6. kaffiyeh,
  7. kaffraria,
  8. kaffrarian,
  9. kafir,
  10. kafiri

Word Origin for kaffirboom

from Kaffir + Afrikaans boom tree

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